January 7th, 2015
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Messiah College to receive the Community Engagement Classification—one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the designation in 2015. Colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification, first offered in 2006. In order to be selected, institutions had to provide detailed descriptions and examples of institutionalized practices of community engagement that showed alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices.
Read more about this classification here.
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December 22nd, 2014
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) recognized Messiah senior Jeremy Payne in an outstanding way this week, as he was named the 2014 National Player of the Year.
The award for Payne is the second of his career, making him the only repeat honoree for NCAA Division III men since the award was started in 1996. The Player of the Year award is also the eighth in 13 seasons for Messiah men’s soccer.
Read Messiah College Athletics’ “Payne Honored as NSCAA National Player of the Year”
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December 4th, 2014
Volunteers from Messiah College joined Bethesda Mission’s Mobile Mission as they hit the streets of Harrisburg to help the homeless.
Watch Fox43’s “Bethesda’s Mobile Mission takes over Harrisburg”
(Photo credit: Fox43)
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November 24th, 2014
Congratulations to Falcons I, the Messiah College Programming Team of Nathan Chaney (’15, Computer and Information Science and Engineering), Zach Felix (’14, Mathematics), and Marcus Upton (’15, Engineering), for winning first place in the Mid-Atlantic Region Programming Contest of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), held Nov. 1 2014 at Radford University. The team is coached by Dr. Scott Weaver and Jason Long (’03, Computer Science). Read the rest of this entry »
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November 21st, 2014
The Messiah College Opera Workshop won first place in the Division 1 category of the National Opera Association’s 2013-2014 Opera Competition for its production of The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti. The competition is divided into five divisions based on the size of the program and production resources.
Dr. Damian Savarino serves as music and stage director of the Opera Workshop. Dr. Timothy Dixon conducted the orchestra members and Tom Ryan provided scenic and lighting design.
A full list of winners can be seen here.
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November 10th, 2014
“We may be doing a lot of the same things that other programs are doing, and it may look very similar from the outside, but just the motivation behind all of the things we’re doing is rooted in our faith. The reason we practice hard and the reason we invest in our teammates and the reason we listen to our coach is not just because everyone else does it, but we are really just trying to honor God in our play and our actions.”- Kayla Deckert
Read the full story “How Faith Has Formed Foundation for Messiah College’s Success” on ESPN.
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November 6th, 2014
Associate Professor of Art Daniel Finch was selected by the Susquehanna Art Museum to paint the public mural at their new location at N. 3rd and Calder Streets in Harrisburg. His mural (rendering shown to the right) was selected with the help of more than 1,000 community members.
The mural design “…incorporates a combination of symbols “meant to serve as an image of beauty, hope, and optimism regarding Harrisburg’s future.”
Read more about the project here.
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November 4th, 2014
The Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with Pennsylvania American Water and Upper Allen Township officials announced the installation of a medication collection box at Messiah College. This partnership offers disposal options to the campus community and local residents to anonymously and safely dispose of unwanted and expired drugs and medication.
The new box is located at the Engle Health Center and is accessible Monday through Friday when the health center is open. The collection box program is intended to get drugs safely off the streets, keeping them away from youth and protecting local waterways.
Read “Medication drop-off box installed at Messiah College”
Watch Fox 43’s story
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October 31st, 2014
On Oct. 9, The Pulse’s (Messiah’s student-run media) social media manager Ally Coonradt was selected for media credentials to attend the launch of the Orbital Science Corporation’s Antares rocket launch at Wallops Island on Virginia’s east shore. She was the only attendee who was a member of college media.
Read The Pulse’s “Unmanned NASA rocket explodes during takeoff”
(This link also includes firsthand video captured from the media viewing area.)
View a visual tour through “Grounded: The Antares rocket crash”
(Photo courtesy of The Pulse)
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October 21st, 2014
Messiah alum Kevin Wagner ’95 (also an adjunct professor in the Department of History) was recently named the Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year for Pa. by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Wagner, who’s been teaching for 18 years at Carlisle High School, was also the 2014 recipient of the Thomas W. Holtzman Jr. Educational Leadership Award and the Patricia Behring PA Teacher of the Year by the National History Day organization.
Read “Carlisle teacher named Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year for Pa.”
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